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August 2005 Archives

Monday, August 29, 2005

Envirolet in English Countryside

Posted by Scott

Just a quick little note we received on August 24, 2005 from Malcolm J. in the UK.

“We purchased a waterless system last year and are very pleased with it. We installed it in a cabin in a conservation area in the countyside near London, England.”

Malcolm J.
United Kingdom

Thanks Malcolm for the comments. Send your comments to buzz@enviroletbuzz.com.

Remember to go to envirolet-europe.com for Envirolet® if your are in the UK or Europe.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

10 Year Old Envirolet MS10

Posted by Scott

A quick note from a customer in NY who has a 10 year old Envirolet® MS10, our most popular model.

“Thanks again for your help. You have a great product, and your web site and response system is excellent. All the best.”

Cullen M.
New York, NY

We love hearing from Envirolet® users. Send us your comments & photos!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Envirolet: Working Like A Charm

Posted by Scott

This is a testimonial we received by letter on August 9, 2005. The customer has an Envirolet® Waterless Remote System.

“Now that everything is up and working I must say that our Envirolet waterless toilet is working like a charm and I think it is the absolute neatest thing since sliced bread.”

Bruce D.
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Envirolet® Waterless Toilet in Blue. Available in a rainbow of colors!

The composting unit that goes below.

See this system: USA, Canada, Europe

Thanks for the comments! Please send in your comments & photos to buzz@enviroletbuzz.com.

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

University of Colorado using Envirolet Composting Toilet System

Posted by Scott

We briefly mentioned this before on Buzz, but here is more information and photos.

The University of Colorado Solar Decathalon Team is installing an Envirolet® Waterless Remote System (12VDC) in their solar house for the 2005 Solar Decathalon Competition. The University of Colorado are the defending champions from 2002. The competition happens every three years.


What’s the competition about?
“Recognizing the impact of building energy use on national energy and global environmental issues, the Department of Energy and its public and private partners joined to sponsor the first Solar Decathlon in 2002. The event is a national competition among University student teams to design, build, and operate a small home office building powered solely by solar energy. Due to the overwhelming success of the first competition, DOE and NREL are again sponsoring the Solar Decathlon in 2005.” (From the University of Colorado Solar Team web site.)

What’s the University of Colorado plan?
More from the CU:

“The University of Colorado at Boulder Colleges of Architecture & Planning and Engineering & Applied Science have once again joined forces to compete in the 2005 Solar Decathlon Competition. The CU Team is commited to defending its 1st place trophy from the 2002 competition by returning to the National Mall with a compelling new design. This home will again demonstrate the viability of environmentally-conscious and energy-efficient solutions for today’s American lifestyle.”

The Team

Going to the Mall
In the fall, the solar house will be on display at the National Mall in Washington, DC. Part of the competiton dicates that the house must be able to be installed locally, disassembled and then quickly re-assemebled at the Mall!

Under Construction
The house is still being built in Colorado as we speak. Construction is underway in the parking lot of the Louisville, CO Home Depot (map). They have not installed the Envirolet® yet, but we will keep you posted with some photos. And, we’ll let you know when you can go and see it in person.

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Envirolet: Exactly As Advertised

Posted by Scott

We love return customers because it usually means that you are doing something right!

Joel C. in Connecticut purchased his Envirolet® MS10 Composting Toilet System from us in 2000.

The MS10 is the original Envirolet® System, first made in 1977. It is a waterless self-contained system and installs right on the bathroom floor. A great solution.

Envirolet® MS10

Joel recently placed another order from online at envirolet.com for a toilet for his camper. He sent these comments on August 1 after filling out the Yahoo! rating form:

Overall Rating: Excellent

Price Rating: Excellent
Shipping Options Rating: Excellent
Delivery Rating: Excellent
Ease of Purchase Rating: Excellent
Customer Service Rating: Excellent

Comments: I own an Envirolet® composting toilet and just purchased a Visa Potty for a camper. Both excellent products. Great company to purchase from, items exactly as advertised.

Thanks for the comments, Joel! We are glad that our customer service and your Envirolet® System are meeting your expectations.

Remember to send us your comments and photos!

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

OWL Rafting

Posted by Scott

Dirk at OWL Rafting was kind enough to send us some nice pictures of the Envirolet® Waterless Toilets in use at their camp sites. There are several installed.

Dirk and Claudia Van Wijk, both National and International Whitewater Champions, own and operate OWL Rafting.

OWL is located in Foresters Falls, Ontario, Canada (near Ottawa) with raft excursions down the legendary 12 km “Rocher Fendu” rapids on the Ottawa River.

On the Ottawa River with OWL

I went to OWL a couple of years ago with a group of friends for our first rafting experience. It was amazing!

OWL is very professional with excellent river guides that make sure you have a fun and safe time. You get a full day of rafting down the Ottawa River.

Along the way you stop for some cliff diving and food! At the end of the rafting trip, you meet up with a pontoon boat where they serve food and drinks while you float along the river back to the camp site. Talk about a relaxing end to the rafting day!

The main building

Off the river, the ammenties are very nice. You can choose to camp or stay in one of their cabins. And, the day doesn’t end when the rafting does. You can hnag out in the main building where there is music and fun!

Be sure to check out some more photos from OWL.

You’ll find an Envirolet® behind these doors

Envirolet® Waterless Toilet

An Envirolet® Waterless Toilet in the spacious bathroom

Visit the OWL web site if you are interested in a great rafting experience down the Ottawa River!

Tuesday, August 2, 2005
Buzz Word

Customer Service

Posted by Scott

If you have any questions about Envirolet®, be sure to call and speak to a qualified customer service rep.

Please call between 9am - 4pm EST, Monday - Friday.

Call toll-free in the US and Canada:
USA 1-800-387-5126
Canada 1-800-387-5245

Or, call:

Of course, you can always visit us online.

Monday, August 1, 2005
Buzz Word

Civic Holiday

Posted by Scott

Envirolet® offices in Canada will be closed today, August 1, for a civic holiday.